Though once the headquarters for a larger ranching operation there are currently no functional improvements on the property. There is a historic abandoned Victorian-era home on the ranch that is easily viewable from the Bear County Road, which is in primitive condition and not occupiable. La Plata Electric utility service runs along the boundary of the property.
Bear Creek Meadows is a short thirty-five minute drive east from Durango, CO and a ten minute drive north from the town of Bayfield. The gorgeous Pinos River Valley makes for a lovely setting for the property with the impressive San Juan Mountain Range and the 3 million acre San Juan National Forest nearby.
Durango, Colorado is one of the West’s great mountain towns boasting all the major amenities of a large city, while maintaining the appeal and charm of a smaller accessible community. Located at the foot of the San Juan Mountains with the wild Animas River running through the heart of it, Durango is a mecca for outdoor enthusiasts, offering an incredible array of activities with easy/immediate access to the mountains and rivers with hundreds of miles of National Forest and BLM lands in all directions.
Culturally diverse, Durango is home to a number of art galleries and museums as well as Fort Lewis College, a four-year liberal arts institution. A gateway to the desert Southwest, the Four Corners region, and red rock canyon country, Durango is a short drive from Mesa Verde National Park and Canyon of the Ancients National Monument. While known for its eclectic mix of fine restaurants, farmers’ markets, music festivals, and art fairs, Durango is not without conventional services including big box retail, abundant fast-food food, numerous grocery options, hardware, motels, movie theaters, and other major services. The La Plata County Airport with non-stop service to Denver, Salt Lake, Albuquerque, and Phoenix is a twenty-five-minute drive from the ranch.
The Durango area offers the best of Colorado’s ideal 4-season climate. The + 6,500’ elevation assures both winters and summers are generally mild with plenty of Colorado’s famous year-round sunshine.
- Rainfall (in.): 14.6
- Snowfall (in): 108.6
- Precipitation Days: 64
- Sunny Days: 269
- Avg July High: 83
- Avg. Jan High: 4